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About Phoenix - Off Broadway
- Aug 7, 2014
- Aug 28, 2014
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Co-Production with Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durham and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
Written by Scott Organ; Directed by Jennifer DeLia
Performances Start July 28, 2014
Playing at Cherry Lane, Mainstage (38 Commerce St)
Starring Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You, the Bourne series) and James Wirt (Billy Bates, The First)
When Bruce (James Wirt) and Sue (Julia Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let’s never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss. PHOENIX is a one-act dark romantic comedy.
Scott Organ (Playwright) is from Virginia and lives in Brooklyn, NY. PHOENIX premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays. His plays can be found in New Playwrights – The Best Plays 2010, Humana Festival 2010 – The Complete Plays, New American Short Plays 2005, Best American Short Plays and Great Short Plays Volume 9. His work has been commissioned by The Atlantic Theater Company, developed by The New Group, Page 73, and The Barrow Group, and has been performed and work-shopped throughout the United States. A film based on his play PHOENIX is in pre-production, to be directed by Amy Redford.